I was half wondering if I would even participate this week between my health issues and the whole depressing events of this week then decided, no I probably need this more than ever. I know I keep ping ponging around story wise but maybe for the next few times I’ll pull from Kept Tears as I’ll have a short story in this verse coming out soon in the Love Wins anthology. Aaron is an injured war vet (and a good choice since it was veterans day yesterday and he’s big on vet’s rights) who lost his arm in the war. Rhys is not what he seems to be: a fantasy author. This is their first real date.
“I have to admit, this is a bit of a surprise,” Rhys said, walking up the marble steps of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History with Aaron. “It’s not your normal first date.”
“I guess we could consider the club a first date of sorts. And I’ve already told you I’m a science nerd.” Aaron smiled, steering Rhys toward one of his favorite areas of the museum.
“Yes, that’s the sort of thing you don’t want to find out months later and wonder, ‘Just who the hell have I been dating?’” Rhys’s blue eyes gleamed with mischief.
Blurb: Having left most of his arm and his self-confidence behind in the Afghanistan desert, young veteran Aaron Santori has enough on his plate learning to use his prosthetic arm. Attending graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh makes life both interesting and challenging. Mentally, he’s ill prepared for meeting Rhys Edwards, a young-adult novelist from Wales and everything Aaron could want in a man. Between the scars from the explosion and his PTSD, he’s reluctant to date. Ready or not, though, Aaron finds himself jumping into the deep end of the relationship waters.
What Aaron couldn’t possibly know is that Rhys isn’t human at all. As a prince of the Tylwyth Teg, Rhys is fae, with a list of enemies he’s accumulated over the past few centuries—among them a former lover, Morcant, who is back to make Rhys’s life miserable. An unwitting pawn in their Machiavellian fae politics, Aaron only knows he’s falling in love, never suspecting love might be his death sentence.
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If you’d like to play along, Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook community where we post up 6 sentences of one of our LGBT stories every Saturday. It’s been fun and you can find it here. Be sure to check out all the offers! It’s been a great supportive group!